if you commit a medication error because you were distracted over a recent death in your family, should that be put in an incident report. for example the med error should never have happened. i had just come from a funeral from out of town. i mistook a generic med for another. and the names are not even similar. i just looked at the med, thought it was the generic name for the one i was giveing. afterward i realized it was wrong med and informed mom as it was in a home setting. shes a cop got very upset. when i looked it up after . the names were not even similar. all i can say is i was still upset over the loss of a loved one. when i fill out the report, how do i explain any other way for such a stupid error. don't you have to put the reason you think the error occured? do i simply say i was distracted. ?